EQs Springwatch

SAM_1686As the RSPB nature advert says “if you build it they will come” and EQ’s own little Springwatch seems to have proved that. We worked with a client on a couple of projects at Verwood and Alderley Edge where they have been encouraging all the site operatives to look out for wildlife and appreciate what is around them and report it to share with others. Both of these projects have also put up bird boxes around their area and a rather large moth was spotted at Alderley Edge. We believe it is a Lime Hawk moth which can normally be spotted in parks/gardens /woodlands but only flies on warm nights so I am guessing the 20th May was one of our rare warm evenings.   They are called a lime hawk because they feed at night on the leaves of lime (plus silver birch and elm) trees – however the adults don’t feed at all!

Perhaps most bizarrely our client have again had nesting birds in the cigarette disposal box at their offices! After the last time the birds nested there during a hot summer and unfortunately most of the chicks got roasted in the metal box, we decided to help protect them this year – see photo of perhaps the most unusual looking bird nesting site this year.

nesting birds in cigarette disposal portraitThe RSPB have now kindly said they will send us a suitable nesting box to put up at the office so hopefully next year they will have a more luxurious pad.

Finally for all you sceptics out there one of our operatives questioned the sense of putting up man made bird boxes in an area abundant in natural nesting sites and he subsequently got the lovely picture of the bird boxes in use at our Silvermere project.

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As the ad goes – “if there’s no home for nature, there will be no nature!”  

Why not contact EQ to see how we can help you encourage nature!